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By Brian Grammer
Photo: Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions
“We got this fight for one reason….to take Hank Lundy’s title!” said “Dangerous” Dannie Williams. “All this trash talk, it’s all him. It’s not personal for me, just business. He’s making it personal.” Williams (21-1, 17 KOs) dukes it out with NABF lightweight champion “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (21-1-1, 11 KOs) in the main event on tonight’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. All business is the attitude that Williams has had since moving from his home in St. Louis, MO to Youngstown, OH several years ago to work in the South Side Boxing Club with world class trainer Jack Loew. Steve Smith of Rumble Time Promotions, the promoter of Williams, asked Dannie to make the move to Youngstown to further his career. (more…)
Chris Algieri 141 vs. Winston Mathis 141
Cletus Seldin 143.25 vs. Marcus Hall 142
Rich Neves 150.5 vs. Joe Yerdon 151
Jacques Louis vs. Clyde Daniels
Raul Nuncio 154.25 vs. Valadrin Muriqi 153.25
Emmanuel Latei Lartey 143.25 vs. Carlos Ramos 114.5
Danny Netzer 160 vs. Steven Tyner 165
Venue: Paramount Theater, Huntington, NY
Promoter: Star Boxing
By Gabriel F. Cordero
In an unprecedented weigh-in in Mexico and probably in the world, boxers fighting on Saturday’s “Los Cabos on Fire” card weighed in on a yacht in the waters near the Arch of Cabo San Lucas.
Hugo Ruiz 117.75 vs. Yonfrez Parejo 117.75
(WBA interim bantamweight world title)
Ana María Torres 114.75 vs. María Andrea 114.75
(WBC female super flyweight world title)
Ava Knight 111.10 vs Honfah Tor Buamas 111.10
(IBF female flyweight world title)
Alejandro Sanabria 135.00 vs Balweng Bongoyan 134.20
(WBC lghtweight silver title)
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo, HG Boxing and Sampson Boxing
Venue: Gimnasio Auditorio, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
TV: Televisa more photos
Photo: Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna
Jameel McCline 271 vs. Livin Castillo 215
Przemyslaw Opalach 161 vs. Eberto Medina 157.5
Juan Rodriguez Jr. 147 vs. Daniel Crabtree 148
Alando Swain 157 vs. Eddie Edmonds 157
Mikayla Nebal 120.5 vs. Nydia Feliciano 120
Tyrone Luckey 135 vs. Ramon Ellis 138
Venue: Hamilton Manor
Promoters: Nedals Promotions & Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing
1st bell: 7:30 PM Eastern
By Wolfgang Schiffbauer at ringside
Photos: Klaus Frevert
In the main event of the action packed fight night in at the Martim Hotel in Cologne, Germany, WBC International Silver heavyweight champion Manuel Charr made another step towards recognition as a serious contender at the most prestigious weigh-class in the sport. In the first defense of his minor belt and his first fight as his own promoter, he showed poise and good boxing skills in defeating rugged and tough ex-contender Taras Bidenko by twelve round unanimous decision. (more…)
By Francisco Salazar
Not long ago, Kelly Pavlik stood on top of the not only the middleweight division, but on top of the boxing world. He was unbeaten, held multiple world titles, and had the backing of a prominent manager and a major promoter in boxing (Top Rank). While Top Rank and Cameron Dunkin are still promoting and managing him respectively, Pavlik no longer had world title belts around his belt and lost unanimous decisions to Bernard Hopkins and Sergio Martinez. While Pavlik has never been one to back down from a fight, he has to battle major battles in recent years. No, they were not against Hopkins, Martinez, or Jermain Taylor, but personal problems outside of the ring.
Alcohol problems and a recent arrest had the media putting the spotlight more on what Pavlik did outside of the ring than on his accomplishments inside of it. That did not stop Pavlik from breaking away from trainer Jack Loew, travel 2,500 miles from his hometown of Youngstown, OH to Oxnard, CA to work with trainer Robert Garcia. With Garcia in his corner and knowing that it is now or never, Pavlik will embark on a new chapter in his career, one that he hopes will return him to prominence. (more…)
Eva Wahlstrom 128.9 vs. Agota Ilko 129.4
(vacant EBU female super featherweight title)
Edis Tatli 136 vs. Sarfo Tyson 135.5 (WBO12)
Niko Jokinen 167.7 vs. Mohammed Akrong 164.9
Jaakko Myllylä TBA vs. Iban Gallardo TBA
Jarkko Putkonen 140.8 vs. Imre Simon 144.4
Eemeli Katajisto 177.9 vs. Robert Halas 173
Venue: Barona Areena, Espoo, Finland
Promoter: P3 Promotions
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Ricardo Cordoba 125.5 vs. Eduardo Garcia 123
Nicolas Walter 127.25 vs. Hector Marquez 124.5
Julio Canastuj 104.75 vs. Aris Rodriguez 104.75
Jose Valdez 130.25 vs. Hector Caballero 131.25
Stephon McIntere 113 vs. Anastacio Zurdo 117.5
Promoter: Premium Boxing
Venue: Hotel Melia, Colon City
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The World Boxing Association is celebrating the 69th birthday of President Gilberto Mendoza who today celebrates another anniversary of life. Mendoza was born on March 30, 1943, in Cubiro, Lara State in Venezuela, and has led the WBA since 1982, at which time he won the presidency in the Convention held in Puerto Rico.
WBA regular super welterweight champion Austin Trout and interim champion Anthony Mundine will have to wait for a WBA decision regarding their WBA mandated fight after no representatives from either fighter attended Thursday’s purse bid. WBA vice president and head of the World Championships Committee Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has announced that the WBA “reserves the right to apply the necessary measures.”
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Kelly Pavlik 169.2 vs. Aaron ‘Jedi’ Jaco 169.4
Frankie Leal 125.4 vs. Evgeny Gradovich 125.6
Ivan Najera 132 vs. James Lester 131.8
Luis Zarazua 125 vs. Victor Sanchez 124.4
Adam Lopez 119 vs. Ramon Bayala 119
Eduardo Alicea 173.4 vs. Edwynn Jones 169.6
Saul Rodriguez 127 vs. Ricardo Valencia 126.8
Btyant Perrella 151 vs. Arturo Lopez 155
Venue: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: Azteca America (more…)
By Francisco Salazar
Boxing returns to the Inland Empire of Southern California this Saturday night with a scheduled nine-bout card taking place at the Finish Line Sports Grill in Pomona. In the main event, Armen Ovsepyan will take on Dashon Johnson in an eight round bout for the California State welterweight title. Ovsepyan (12-2, 10 KOs) stopped Jorge Pimentel in the second round of his last bout in December, while Johnson (13-5-3, 4 KOs) is coming an eight round split-decision loss to Aaron Martinez last month. Ovsepyan was born in Armenia, but began his professional career in Russia, while Johnson resides in the San Diego suburb of Escondido. (more…)
Right in with its flashback to the 1970s, Art of Boxing’s “Saturday Boxing Fever” show at the Warner Center Mariott in Woodland Hills will feature a vintage trading card giveaway of one of the most decorated fighters of the 1970s, Hall of Famer and Former WBC Welterweight Champion, Carlos Palomino. Palomino, an all-time Los Angeles favorite who fought two dozen times at the famed Olympic Auditorium, will be in attendance for “Saturday Boxing Fever”. Palomino won the WBC Welterweight title in on June 22, 1976 and defended his title seven times over the course of the next 3 years before losing in a controversial split decision to fellow boxing great Wilfred Benitez. Since his boxing career, Palomino has become a popular actor, commentator, and speaker. The first 100 fans through the doors of “Satruday Boxing Fever” will receive a vintage Carlos Palomino trading card.
Tickets to SATURDAY BOXING FEVER, a special 70s version of WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS, can be purchased online by going to www.bashboxing.com or by calling (626) 388-8888. SATURDAY BOXING FEVER takes place on Saturday, March 31, 2011 at the Warner Center Marriott Grand Ballroom in Woodland Hills. Doors Open at 7:00 pm, First Bout at 7:30 pm sharp.
Here are the weights from Kiel, Germany:
Arthur Abraham 168 vs. Piotr Wilczewski 167.8
(WBO Europe super middleweight title)
Eduard Gutknecht 173.7 vs. Tony Averlant 174.2
(European light heavyweight title)
Mateusz Masternak 198.4 vs. Felipe Romero 199.1
By Francisco Salazar
And then there were two. Middleweight contender Andy Lee or unbeaten super welterweight contender Vanes Martirosyan will be the likely opponent to face Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., Top Rank matchmaker Brad Goodman told Fightnews.com on Wednesday. The bout will take place at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX and will be televised on HBO’s World Championship Boxing. Originally, unbeaten British middleweight champion Martin Malley was to face Chavez, Jr., but had to withdraw from the fight last week because he was unable to obtain a visa to travel to the United States due to legal problems. Ideally, Martirosyan may be the likely candidate because he and Chavez are both promoted by Top Rank. The Armenian-born Martirosyan, (32-0, 20 KOs) from Glendale, CA, also fought on the same card as Chavez at the Alamodome in San Antonio on February 4th, stopping overmatched Troy Lowry in the third round. Lee (28-1, 20 KOs), who is promoted by Lou DiBella, stopped Saul Duran in the second round three weeks ago. Lee has won his last 13 bouts in a row since being stopped in the seventh round by Brian Vera four years ago. Lee would avenge that defeat, winning a one-sided 10 round unanimous decision over Vera in October.
Former European Super-Middleweight Champion Piotr Wilczewski (30-2, 10 KOs) is the final obstacle between Arthur Abraham (33-3, 27 KOs) and another world title shot. The two fighters battle it out in Kiel, Germany on Saturday night and both have vowed to be the winner.
Piotr Wilczewski: “As long as the fight is going the distance and the judges are objective, I will be the winner.”
Arthur Abraham: “I am going to beat Wilczewski and fulfill my biggest wish, which is getting another chance to win a world title. This time I will be ready for it!”
By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada
Negotiations have re-opened for a possible fight between Jean Pascal and IBF light-heavyweight Tavoris Cloud according to Pascal’s promoter Yvon Michel. The GYM promoter was very guarded and cautious about on-going negotiations for a possible July fight that are progressing, albeit slowly. “We believe that they would like to make this fight,” Michel told FightNews, “We’re talking so hopefully there will be some more news to report soon.”
By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photos by Marianne Müller
Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are undoubtly on top of the heavyweight division. The hard-hitting brothers split all the belts in between them (Vitali is the current WBC champ, his younger brother owns the WBA, IBF and WBO straps) and they toy with almost every challenger they face. David Haye, Tomasz Adamek or Eddie Chambers – all of them have failed in an attempt to dethrone one of the Ukrainian brothers. Currently, there is not one fighter out there, who can call himself the number one challenger.
However, the heavyweight division is making some noise again. Some young guns are emerging; some old lions are on a second run towards a world title shot. American Seth Mitchell appears to be a serious contender to bring the most prestigious title in sports back to the USA, Olympic gold medalist Alexander Povetkin is already the regular WBA champ, Cruiserweight champion Marco Huck gave a good account of himself in losing a title shot against Povetkin and might have a future at heavyweight. Veterans Eddie Chambers and Tony Thompson are close to securing another shot at the Klitschko brothers, and the charismatic ex-champ David Haye might come back from retirement to challenge Vitali Klitschko later this year. (more…)
By Dave Spencer
Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez was in Montreal Wednesday to help local impresario Alex Choko drum up support for the stunning “The Future of Boxing” an elaborate testament to the sport of boxing and featuring its most important fighters and decision-makers. A total of 50 exclusive interviews are at the core of this ambitious project that had Choko travelling the world for the past five years and talking to the sport’s legends in intimate settings and packaged in a square 12×12 coffee table format that will produced in conjunction with the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The results which are stunning are brought to life by an accompanying DVD documenting many of the highlights of each interview. (More)
By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photo by M. Rose
WBC Silver International heavyweight champion Manuel Charr (20-0) weighed in at 111.5 kilogram/245,82 pounds for his title defense tomorrow night at the “Gala Dinner Boxing” event at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany. His opponent, the experienced Taras Bidenko (28-4) tipped the scale at 97.5 kilogram/214,95 pounds.
In the co-feature, Christian Hammer makes the first defense of the German International heavyweight title against Alexander Kahl. The champion weighed in at 114.5 kilogram/252.43 pounds, the challenger at 105 kilogram/231.49 pounds.
The whole event will be streamed live and for free by Figosport.de at 9PM GMT.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin
WBA #12 light heavyweight Manny Vlamis (11-2, 8 KOs) will be in action on Friday when he will clash with tough Samoan Togasilimai Letoa (11-9-1, 6 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Promoter Peter Maniatis said, “This will be a good test for Manny Vlamis who is now world rated and is attracting a big fan base in Australia. I’m also proud of my televised boxing program – “KO BOXING,” which first started in 2002. It has featured world champions, Nonito Donaire, Kostya Tszyu, Jeff Fenech, Lester Ellis, Lionel Rose, Johnny Famechon, Manny Pacquiao, Jeff Harding, Danny Green, Roy Jones Jr…” (more…)
Hank Lundy 135 vs. Dannie Williams 135
(NABF lightweight title)
Elvin Ayala 158 vs. Eric Mitchell 159
Frank Trader 129 vs. Adrian Perez 131
Christian Lao 140 vs. Thomas Miller 140
Nick Lavin 174 vs. Paul Gonsalves 172
Shelito Vincent 124 vs. Karen Dulin 124
Joe Smith Jr. 180 vs. Ralph Johnson TBA
Venue: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantuckett, CT
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Roberto Vasquez 120.75 vs. Mario Briones 122
(WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight title)
Azael Cosio 148 vs. Tomas Santana 146
(WBC Latino welterweight title)
Cecilia Comunales 135 vs. Maribel Santana 133
(WBA female lightweight world title)
Alys Sanchez 126 vs. Paulina Cardona 126
(WBA Fedefem featherweight title)
Migdalia Asprilla 125.5 vs. Paola Rojas 130
(WBA Fedebol lightweight title)
Ismael Barroso 135 vs. Julio Camaño 133
Luis Garcia 122 vs. Elvis Garcia 122
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Abdiel “Mortero” Ramìrez de Chihuahua 137.75 vs. Alejandro Barrera 135.30
Martìn “Pini” Casilla 119.25 vs. Francisco Màrquez 119.25
Martìn Tecuapetla 111.75 vs. Oscar Blanquet 111.75
Irma Garcìa 121.50 vs. Julia Hernàndez 121.50
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo y Producciones Deportivas Maldonado
Venue: Foro Polanco del Distrito Federal
TV: Cadena Tres
By Robert Coster
Featherweight contender Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters ( 19-0, 16 KOs), WBA #2, IBF #6, WBO #8, WBC #9, is stepping back into the ring after a five-month layoff, facing grizzled, 38-year-old Mexican veteran Hector Javier Marquez (30-23, 21 KOs) on Saturday night in Colon, Panama. The Jamaican-born, Panama-based Walters had this say about his rival: “I’ve seen tapes of Marquez and he is a real tough guy, always coming forward, a real pressure fighter.” Concurs Walter’s manager Jacques Deschamps: “Marquez has a deceptive record because he has faced seven world champions and beaten three of them. Also, in his long career, he has won five regional titles. Nicholas has to use his speed and skills against such an opponent.”
The co-main event features former WBA world champion Ricardo “Maestrito” Cordoba (38-3-2, 24 KOs) crossing gloves with Eduardo”Bambino” Garcia (21-7-1, 9 KOs) of Mexico with the WBC Latino featherweight title at stake over 12 rounds. The 8 fight card will be held at the plush Melia Hotel and Casino and is promoted by Premium Boxing Promotions.
This Friday at Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City, Panama, promoters Sampson Lewkowicz (Sampson Boxing LLC) and Carlos Gonzalez (Pro Stars Boxing) present a card headlined by former WBA Light Flyweight and Flyweight World Champion Roberto (La Araña) Vasquez (29-5, 21 KOs) will face Mexico’s Mario “Maca” Briones (21-1-1, 15 KOs) over 12 rounds for the vacant WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight title. 28-year-old Vasquez, who started his career at 106 lbs., is still wildly popular in his homeland and will be looking to continue building momentum for his career resurgence against the 26-year-old Briones.
In the other bouts, Uruguay’s Cecilia “La Reina” Comunales (8-1, 5 KOs) will face The Dominican Republic’s Maribel “Vispa” Santana (11-9-1, 4 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the vacant WBA Female Lightweight World Championship; and Panama City’s Azael “Turbo” Cosio 13-1-2, 10 KOs) will take on Dominican Republic’s Tomas Mendez (15-1, 9 KOs) in a 10-round battle for the WBC Latino Welterweight title.
Orlando “Siri” Salido, the WBO featherweight champion, will take a victory lap this weekend with visits to Mexico City and Miami. The Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico native, will arrive in Mexico City tonight and will visit with the Mexican Media on Friday, before appearing in studio on the very popular boxing show “Golpe a Golpe” that three-time world champion Juan Manuel Marquez host on ESPNDeportes. Salido will then fly to Miami on Saturday, to appear on Sunday, in “Republica Deportiva” in highest rated sports show in the Univision National Network at the invitation of his fine producer Rick Seara.
Salido is coming of his second win over Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez, whom he stopped in the 10th round of the best fight of the year so far. The Mexican warior went back to Puerto Rico last march 10 to give Lopez a rematch of their fight on April of last year, where Salido stopped the Puerto Rican in eight rounds. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
It was confirmed that the fight between the current WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez and featherweight world champion in recess Elio Rojas will collide on April 28 at the 7,000-seat Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun. The same night IBF super featherweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado will defend his crown against mandatory challenger Martin Honorio. The event is organized by Promociones del Pueblo, HG Boxing, Don King Productions Inc. and Pepe Gomez. This Tuesday in Mexico City was the WBC’s one-month pre weigh-in of Jhonny Gonzalez, who scaled in at 135.50 pounds.
Middleweight Eric Mitchell (23-8-1, 11 KOs) and former middleweight title challenger Elvin “The Lycan” Ayala (24-5-1, 11 KOs) will meet in the 8-round co-feature on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Mitchell replaces Hector Camacho Jr. who pulled out with a hand injury. Lightweights “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (21-1-1, 11 KOs) and “Dangerous” Dannie Williams (21-1, 17 KOs) will meet in the 10-round main event from MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Photos: Miguel Salazar/Top Rank
Former middleweight world champion Kelly Pavlik held a media day today at the Jesse James Leija Gym in San Antonio, Texas. Pavlik (37-2, 32 KOs) returns to the ring on a Top Rank Live! fight card in the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome on Saturday. He will take on Aaron Jaco (15-2, 5 KOs) in a ten-round bout which will open the telecast on Azteca America. The main event will feature featherweight Alejandro Lopez (23-3, 7 KOs) of Tijuana against Russian-born Evegeny Gradovich (12-0, 6 KOs).
Tickets are $100 VIP, $50, $25 plus applicable fees and may be purchased at the Alamodome box office, all Ticketmaster outlet locations, through in the internet at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Top Rank is promoting in association with Jesse James Leija and Mike Battah Promotions. (more…)
The World Boxing Organisation have now officially approved Robin Krasniqi as the challenger for Nathan’s Cleverly’s World Light-Heavyweight title on Saturday 28th April at the Royal Albert Hall in London. After some uncertainty about Krasniqi last week when he was announced as Cleverly’s opponent, promoter Frank Warren and the WBO Championship Committee have resolved the situation and the Welshman will now proceed with the fourth defence of his title with the winner to face the mandatory challenger in 120 days. It’s set to be a landmark occasion with world championship boxing returning to the iconic venue for the first time in over a decade.
The next edition of the series “A Puño Limpio” will take place April 13 at the Francisco “Pancho” Deida Coliseum in Hatillo, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank, to be televised live on WAPA America. The main event is Miguel “Mikito” Soto (9-0, 9 KOs) against Gadiel Andaluz (4-3-1, 2 KOs) in a 130-pound six round bout. Also a six rounders, Angel “Pito” Fret (13-0, 9 KOs) will fight against Eduardo Melendez (4-10, 1 KOs) in the super bantamweight division, and Osenohan “Cano” Vazquez (6-1, 2 KOs) will face Javier Pérez (8-5, 3 KOs) at junior welter.
“We are going to present the new edition of this successful seies A Puño Limpio for the first time in Hatillo. This show is on April 13 because April 6th is Good Friday, a holiday in Puerto Rico. But on April 13 in Hatillo we will have as the headliners three fighters from the north area of Puerto Rico, surrounding Hatillo. Soto, from Arecibo, Fret, from Vega Alta and Vazquez, from Vega Baja, as well as six more bouts,” promoter Ivan Rivera said.
By Dave Spencer
Don’t be expecting to see any Canadian title fights any time soon. According to both promoter Yvon Michel and Ed Pearson of the National Championship Committee (NCC) a $5,000 non-refundable deposit payable to the Quebec Commission for any championship fights held in the province. “I don’t see us having any Canadian title fights anytime soon,” said Michel. “It was a good way to have our young fighters progress and fight for something, but not at that cost.”
The move was made as an apparent transparency move by the Quebec regulatory board to make it so that payment of officials came from the Commission, not the promoter. “Our cost of a world title fight is approximately $10,000 and is split between the two promoters,” said Michel that he might be saving money as a result. “But it costs about $500 to do the same for Canadian belt, I’d be losing about $4,500 for every other title fight.” The $5,000 figure obviously appears to be the average amount that it costs to stage a title fight inside the province, but with such prohibitive costs, expect all minor fights to disappear until the problem is rectified, something that Michel Hamelin, head of Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux is aware of and is working on. (more…)
Story by Anthony Springer Jr.
“There’s no way this card will be boring.”
Standing beside a half ton of hard hitting heavyweights, UFC president Dana White threw down the gauntlet, proclaiming Memorial Day Weekend’s UFC 146 card will be one to watch.
Though the world’s biggest MMA promotion isn’t tied to the armed forces, the Memorial Day timing is fitting in its tribute to the glory days of boxing—the days when heavyweights ruled the ring and put butts in seats and eyes on TV screens throughout the world. (more…)
Unbeaten WBC International silver titleholder Manuel “Diamond Boy” Charr (20-0, 11 KOs) will defend his title for the first time against experienced Ukrainian Taras Bidenko (28-4, 12 KOs) from the EC Boxing stable in Friday’s “Gala Boxing Dinner” at the Hotel Maritim in Cologne, Germany. Figo Sports will stream the entire event live from 9PM GMT.
Florida Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Marco A. Lopez to the Florida State Boxing Commission. Lopez, 44, of Miami, is the vice president of Cambridge Security Systems. He is appointed for a term beginning March 27, 2012, and ending September 30, 2012. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
A 10 round super middleweight battle between unbeaten Marco Antonio Periban (15-0, 10 KOs) and Gerardo Diaz (12-1-1, 10 KOs) has been added as the co-featured fight on Saturday at the Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Mexico, before the WBC lightweight eliminator between former two-division champion Jorge “El Nino de Oro” Linares and Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson. Fox Deportes broadcast airs live at 10PM ET/7PM PT in the United States.
Joining former boxers that have entered the political arena, International boxing official Peter Podgorski USA, won the March 20th, 2012 race for Committeeman (R) in Chicago’s 36th ward. Podgorski led the field of four candidates with 37% of the vote as he managed to unseat incumbent Joseph Adamcik.
Former IBF Light Welterweight Champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi will soon embark on his Ukrainian mission, as he challenges undefeated WBA World Welterweight Champion Vyacheslav Senchenko, live on pay per view April 29 from Donboss Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine. Senchenko vs. Malignaggi,” presented by Union Boxing Promotion, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 1:00 PM/ET – 10:00 AM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVNfor a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
“I look forward to becoming the WBA World Welterweight Champion,” Malignaggi commented. “I’m not worried about fighting over there because the WBA and Golden Boy Promotions have appeased any fears I may have had at first. Golden Boy takes good care of its fighters, so I took the fight.” (more…)
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